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Managing Stress Effectively

By | October 24th, 2014|Blog|

Stress in our professional lives is a reality for most of us. Deadlines, sales goals, and internal conflict can cause professionals to carry heavy burdens on top of their existing responsibilities. While stress may not [...]

Fake It And Become It? How Body Language Shapes You

By | October 3rd, 2014|Blog|

As I was researching blog ideas to coincide with International People Skills Month, I happened upon a fascinating Ted Talk by Amy Cuddy, Social Psychologist, Professor and Researcher at Harvard Business School and expert in [...]

The Business Case for the Practical Joke

By | August 22nd, 2014|Blog|

We’ve had a long tradition of playing practical jokes on new employees as part of the on-boarding process. A standard one is to provide them with an onerous form to fill out that leads to [...]

Characteristics of a Dysfunctional Team

By | August 15th, 2014|Blog|

In his book "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team," business guru Patrick M. Lencioni describes the following interrelated issues that can negatively impact the performance of a team: Absence of trust — Highly effective teams are characterized [...]

Effective Employee Appreciation

By | August 1st, 2014|Blog|

In Gary Chapman and Paul White’s “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace,” the authors discuss why “thank you” does not always connect with the person’s needs. Chapman states, “Appreciation emphasizes what is good [...]

Teamwork and Toxic Behavior

By | July 25th, 2014|Blog|

With today’s job landscape shifting furiously into a more collaborative and teamwork oriented environment, it is more crucial than ever to be able to control your behavior at the workplace. People with negative, damaging attitudes [...]

Enjoying the Journey- Advice From LinkedIn’s Influencers

By | March 14th, 2014|Blog|

LinkedIn has published a series of articles from their top influencers on the best piece of advice they have received. Each article features different advice, and how it affected the author’s business and personal life. [...]

How to Have a Positive Attitude to be Successful

By | February 14th, 2014|Blog|

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important that facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, [...]

Building Success One Productive Person at a Time

By | February 7th, 2014|Blog|

In Gary Keller’s book "The ONE Thing," he explains that “great businesses are built one productive person at a time.” This notion really stuck with me because the first question that came to mind is [...]

The Importance of Honesty in the Workplace

By | January 31st, 2014|Blog|

At times, honesty in the office can be better in theory than in practice. Employees sometimes avoid voicing opinions, disappointments, frustrations, or general ideas to modify or change company’s operating procedures. Instead, these opinions and [...]